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  1. Strong and very strong winter El Ninos tend to favor a deeper than normal Icelandic low... and also stout westerlies, and tendency for troughing in the global subtropics. Those two latter reasons are commonly associated with recurvatures of tropical systems originating from African waves. Indeed when you look at all 6 hurricane seasons preceding high end El Ninos (1957,1965,1972,1982,1997,2015) the theme is overwhelmingly recurvature.
  2. As an aside, a big Thank You! to Nicholas Schiraldi at U Albany for keeping up with the AAM and GWO plots when both ESRL and even some paid services have stopped generating them
  3. by and large this looks rather Nina-ish, particularly in the US and the Pac. That probably is not surprising given the known correlation of Nina (officially) and nina-like regimes to enhanced Atl tropical activity. This year, much like in early Sept 04 and 05, relative AAM was low. The GWO also spent the bulk of the last 10 days in stage 3, a state typically associated with Ninas, and known for weak westerlies and ridging dominating the subtropics. As the GWO waxes and wanes on the lower half of the phase space, we should see periodic troughing dropping into the SW, with generally AN heights in the south central CONUS in the means as the shortwaves drop in. That's kind of hinted at in the GPH correlations along the CA coast (atmospheric rivers?) What is particularly interesting is the big correlations to that area S of Greenland. .. Nina does have a minor correlation to AN heights there, but not tremendous... Maybe there's your ACE contribution?
  4. After I took this I went and youtube'd Dim All the Lights by Donna Summer
  5. Great shot. And I'm stoked that with everybody else cashing their HECS we'll get the unprecedented Pioneer Valley mesoscale special, 1/3/10 style dump while you all huff our exhaust.
  6. Yeah. Beyond the fact that the battery is dead on this thing, the dip was nicely timed for effect, even if it's mostly due to the onset of high clouds.
  7. Yep, double up on the chasecation... ACT is nice that time of year.... well, sort of.
  8. Screw the eclipse, I'm cheering for SN+ up there
  9. I bet it's the routing. Presumably all the devices are set up for dhcp and you might have an internal IP address in the 1.30-40 range. If it becomes a PITA to use the internal numbers you can set an alias in your hosts file for convenience.
  10. 1)Did you try entering the numeric ip address in the browser rather than the dns name? 2)can you ping or traceroute the numeric IP? 3) are all your devices on the same subnet? (wireless router, etc) Do you have IP addresses like 192.168.x.x? If so try using the internal ip address to connect
  11. Speaking of blowdowns, the pics out of Poland yesterday are pretty striking.
  12. Plague of caterpillars continues here, now featuring the Hickory Tussock. And while they're far less abundant and damaging, you don't want to touch one.
  13. tomorrow is setting up for the summer equivalent of a big powder day... High surf advys posted 4-6', sunny, high in the low 80s. Mid morning low tide in RI, early afternoon low tide on the Cape. Can't make it but super jelly of those who can.
  14. Happened to run across some Octobomb pics on an old, crappy cellphone over the weekend. Just crushed here... combo of big totals plus extreme slop factor. Tree damage was horrific, and we were out of power over a week. The warm and pleasant Nov was appreciated initially while we were chainsawing... thereafter it was not appreciated.
  15. 9/11/13 beat out 7/22/11 as our hottest heat index ever on the UMass Amherst PWS